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Tubeham's Close but not there Yet System
IP Address: 71.81.137.176 Last Update: March 24, 2012 at 10:20:00
Amplifier: Harmon Kardon A50 w/7355 power tubes
Musical Fidelity A1
Topping TP20
Dayton Audio DTA-100a

Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): TCC754
Speakers: Audio Note AX-2
Shahinian Compass
Sources:
CD Player/DAC: Schiit Bifrost
Turntable/Phono Stage: Technics 1200 with Ortofon 2M Cartridge
Other Source(s): Cambridge Audio 500 tuner
Other Accessories/Room/Misc.:
Speaker Cables/Interconnects: Triangle Blue TC2250 speaker cable
Audio Note Lexus copper interconnect
Rega Couple interconnects
Other (Power Conditioner, Racks etc.): Naim power strip
Tweaks: Quiet Line
Room Size (LxWxH): 14 x 12 x 10
Room Comments/Treatments: Standard 12x15 living room with carpeting
Decent acoustics
Music Preferences and Comments:
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Classical (Mozart, Brahms)
Eclectic Jazz
Classic Rock
Pop
System Goals/Comments: Finding an integrated amp that completes the chain. Had at least 20 in the house over the last 7 years and not happy yet. Tried a half dozen vintage tube, Naim, Rega, Exposure, etc.
System Strengths: Sweet, expressive, accurate. Nice balance with MF A1 and Audio Note speakers.
System Weaknesses: Miss a little magic that I used to get from Rogers and Harbeth speakers. Also miss the lightning speed from Triangle speakers.
Video/HT System: Separate
TV/Projector: Toshiba
Processor/Receiver/Amplifiers: NAD 320BEE
Speakers (Center, Surrounds, Sub): B&W 602 S2
Sources (DVD/VCR): NAD T534
Comments on HT System: All I need. Great, simple, 2 channel that does voices and movie music well. Use the TV system to reality check the main system.

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